I’m sitting here trying to compose a reflection on my experience on Residence Life staff this semester and I don’t have a whole lot of motivation. It is the end of the year, I am sick, and I really just want to lay down with a good book and read until I fall asleep. But thinking about this reflection has me considering the effects of my decision to study abroad in the fall. Returning to a floor of residents who have little want for an RA has been a tough adjustment after the experience of my first year on staff. Given the other complexities going abroad in the fall created, I naturally wonder if maybe I did not make the right decision. Should I have went abroad this semester instead?
It is so easy for us to think about decisions we made and question whether we should have acted differently. But the truth is every action has a consequence, and the ripples are actions make have effects we cannot even begin to process. Continue reading